"curve" in the noun sense
1. curve, curved shape
the trace of a point whose direction of motion changes
a line on a graph representing data
3. curve, curve ball, breaking ball, bender
a pitch of a baseball that is thrown with spin so that its path curves as it approaches the batter
4. curvature, curve
the property possessed by the curving of a line or surface
5. bend, curve
curved segment (of a road or river or railroad track etc.)
"curve" in the verb sense
1. swerve, sheer, curve, trend, veer, slue, slew, cut
turn sharply change direction abruptly
"The car cut to the left at the intersection"
"The motorbike veered to the right"
2. wind, twist, curve
extend in curves and turns
"The road winds around the lake"
"the path twisted through the forest"
3. arch, curve, arc
form an arch or curve
"her back arches"
"her hips curve nicely"
4. crook, curve
bend or cause to bend
"He crooked his index finger"
"the road curved sharply"
5. curl, curve, kink
form a curl, curve, or kink
"the cigar smoke curled up at the ceiling"
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